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This lavishly mounted adaptation of the play by [[Performer~P167072~William Nicholson~williamnicholson]] tells the true story of the doomed love affair between novelist and noted Christian scholar C.S. Lewis and a Jewish-American poet. [[Performer~P94812~Anthony Hopkins~anthonyhopkins]] stars as C.S. "Jack" Lewis, an Oxford professor and successful author of the Chronicles of Narnia series of children's fantasy novels. A confirmed bachelor, Jack's existence is an inward life of the mind. Somewhat detached from the world, his only social outlet is evenings out at a local pub discussing philosophy and religion with his fellow lecturers. Jack has been corresponding with a bluntly intelligent American woman, Joy Gresham ([[Performer~P76921~Debra Winger~debrawinger]]), who arrives to visit him, with her young son Douglas ([[Performer~P46803~Joseph Mazzello~josephmazzello]]) in tow. She tells Jack that she has actually fled from an abusive marriage and plans to divorce, and Jack astonishes friends and family by agreeing to a platonic marriage with Joy so that she can obtain British citizenship. As their friendship deepens and Joy discovers that she has a terminal illness, the relationship between Joy and Jack becomes a genuine romance, and their marriage turns into a real commitment. [[Feature~V44021~Shadowlands~shadowlands]] (1993) had previously been filmed as a well-regarded British television movie in 1985 starring Joss Ackland as Lewis. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1993

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts William Nicholson Best Adapted Screenplay 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William Nicholson Best Adapted Screenplay 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Attenborough David Lean Award 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Richard Attenborough Best Picture 1993 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Debra Winger Best Actress 1993 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Debra Winger Best Actress 1993 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Anthony Hopkins Best Actor 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Anthony Hopkins Best Actor 1993 Winner
National Board of Review Anthony Hopkins Best Actor 1993 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Brian Eastman Alexander Korda Award 1994 Winner

Cast

Anthony Hopkins
as Jack Lewis
Debra Winger
as Joy Gresham
Edward Hardwicke
as Warnie Lewis
John Wood
as Christopher Riley
Peter Firth
as Dr. Craig
Joseph Mazzello
as Douglas Gresham
James Frain
as Peter Whistler
Pat Keen
as Mrs. Young
Lucy Boulting
Andrew Seear
as Bob Chafer
Ninka Scott
as Lecture Committee
John Quentin
as Station Acquaintance
Giles Oldershaw
as Marcus
Charles Simon
as Barker
Walter Sparrow
as Fred Paxford
Sylvia Barter
as Woman in Bookshop
Sophie Stanton
as Lecture Committee
Howard Lew Lewis
as Tea Room Waiter
Abigail Harrison
as Staff Nurse
Andrew Hawkins
as Rupert Parrish
Tim McMullan
as Nick Farrell
Alan Talbot
as College Porter
Julian Fellowes
as Desmond Arding
Julian Firth
as Father John Fisher
Terry Rowley
as Registrar
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
as Dr. Eddie Monk
Roddy Maude-Roxby
as Arnold Dopliss
Robert Flemyng
as Claude Bird
Pauline Melville
as Committee Chairwoman
Gerald Sim
as Superintendent Registrar

Crew

Richard Attenborough
Director
Richard Attenborough
Producer
Brian Eastman
Producer
William Nicholson
Screenwriter
William Nicholson
Play Author
Roger Pratt
Cinematographer
Simon Kaye
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Fenton
Composer (Music Score)
Lesley Walker
Editor
Stuart Craig
Production Designer
Michael Lamont
Art Director
Diana Hawkins
Co-producer
Terence A. Clegg
Executive Producer
Stephenie McMillan
Set Designer
Penny Rose
Costume Designer
Patrick Clayton
First Assistant Director
Michael Roberts
Camera Operator
Norma Webb
Makeup
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